Tuesday, November 29, 2005

TheStar.com - U.S. won't play ball at climate conference

TheStar.com - U.S. won't play ball at climate conference: "The United States appears determined to scuttle efforts here to agree on future measures to combat climate change.

'We're going to resist it, obviously,' said Harlan Watson, head of the U.S. delegation, of a proposed agreement across nations on the issue of climate change...

Environment Minister St�phane Dion spent much of the first day insisting he'd try, as conference president, to get all 189 countries to agree on a plan to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

The key, he said, is national targets for cuts under the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 centrepiece of the battle against climate change. 'We believe in the necessity of targets.'

But Watson was adamant: 'We've made it clear on a number of levels to the Canadian government — we feel very strongly that it's not appropriate; the ground is not there,' he said in an interview with BBC Radio."

The Kyoto Protocul was voted down 97-3 in the US senate, a place where they hardly agree on anything. But this idea is soooo restrictive the captitalistic nations, that even teh senate could agree to not support it. I hope they unite in the same way for this.

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